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3.1 magnitude earthquake recorded in Oklahoma

GUTHRIE, Okla. – The U. S. Geological Survey says a 3.1 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in Oklahoma.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

The agency says the earthquake was recorded at 9:58 pm, on Saturday, about 8 miles (12.5 km) east of Guthrie. The temblor was recorded at a depth of nearly 5.5 miles (8.7 km).

Thousands of earthquakes were recorded in Oklahoma in the past few years, with many linked to the underground injection of wastewater from oil and gas production. State regulators have targeted a number of oil and gas producers in the state to close injection wells, or to reduce the volume of wastewater injections.

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